2013 Alan Chapman #VH1 Cedar Madagascar Smallman


Smallman Model from Alan Chapman in the Australian Lattice style…extraordinary guitar!

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2013 Alan Chapman #VH1 Cedar Madagascar Smallman Model

Classical Guitar and Features

Model 2013 Alan Chapman #VH1 Cedar Madagascar Smallman Model
Condition Pre-owned
Scale 650 mm
Finish French Polish Top – Lacquer Back & Sides
Tuners Gilberts – Ebony buttons
Case Hiscox Lite Flite in Black HSC – used in vg condition

Tone Woods

Top Western Red Cedar
Sides/Back Madagascar Rosewood – extremely dark and lightly grained
Neck Spanish Mahogany
Bridge Madagascar RW
Head Plate Madagascar RW
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Ebony and Maples


Nut Width  53mm
String Spacings  45mm-51.5mm-57.5mm 1st fret-12th fret-bridge
Overall length  39 1/4″
Body length  19 1/8″
Upper bout  11″
Waist width  9 1/8″
Lower bout  14 5/8″
Body depths  4″ & 4″ – yes, evenly spaced on the depth
Action  4mm and 3.75mm – 12th fret, unfretted, low and high E
Guitar Weight  5lbs and 2oz
CITES  Not Required – See link to the left

2013 Alan Chapman #VH1 Cedar Madagascar Smallman Model Classical Guitar


She is a really beautiful guitar.  Small nail marks in and around the rosette, on the top, with some very slight blemishes, shallow nail scratches, etc.  I took photos to attempt to illustrate all of this to you.  The guitar was played, as it should be, thus the honest play wear on the top.

The Madagascar Rosewood is dark, chocolate like, with red and yellow grain.  Gorgeous and beautiful shape.

Built in the style of Greg Smallman, there is a balsa lattice, layered with graphite material, a multi-layered back, celloed in the style of the Australian lattice build.  A worthy build in the Australian style, with a touch of nasality, deeper darker voices, with bells in the trebles and a growl in the mids.  Easily played, she is a simple joy to perform a variety of classical repertoire on this fascinating guitar.

Her sound is bold and clear, with good power.  The action may seem a bit higher, but I found her easy to play coupled with clarity, which all means an awesome classical guitar.  Alan does interesting work.  I’ve not ever seen anything but good things from him, and this is an excellent example of his work.  This is an excellent guitar, with a deeper, darker tone, tons of power.



Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?).  My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar.  I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything.  Thanks. Rich

MP3 Audio – 221230-2013 Alan Chapman VH1 Cedar Madagascar Smallman – can be played in a variety of colors and styles, from your typical Australian lattice character to a warm Cedar that is evocative.  Able to be pushed, yet responds to a gentle play as well.  Phenomenal guitar.



Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.

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Shipping cannot be Free any further as the cost has gone up significantly.  I have added numerous options for you to choose the cost and method, including USPS Priority and Express, as well as FedEx options.  You CANNOT choose USPS Media Mail!  Thank you kindly for your understanding.

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Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.

It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.

All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar.  Rich



This classical guitar carries NO Warranty as it is a pre-owned instrument.

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: rich @ savageclassical.com


Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in

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